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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is the #1 Learning Management System for a reason. The Learning Management and Performance Management tools are amazing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a talent platform. They have room to grow in the recruiting space. I believe that the new tools on the roadmap look promising, however, we ended up removing this tool from our contract and going with another vendor. Cornerstone is not nearly as experienced in the talent acquisition space as it is in talent management.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

SmarterU works and is much more cost-effective than other LMS systems out there. Support was great in the beginning when creating initial training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
SmarterU.com
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SmarterU.com
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
SmarterU.com
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
SmarterU.com

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
SmarterU.com
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
SmarterU.com
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SmarterU.com
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmarterU.com
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
SmarterU.com
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SmarterU.com

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SmarterU.com
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
SmarterU.com
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
SmarterU.com
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
SmarterU.com
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
SmarterU.com
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmarterU.com
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
SmarterU.com
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SmarterU.com
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
SmarterU.com
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SmarterU.com
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
SmarterU.com

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
SmarterU.com
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SmarterU.com
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
SmarterU.com
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
SmarterU.com
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SmarterU.com

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SmarterU.com
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
SmarterU.com
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
SmarterU.com
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
SmarterU.com
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
SmarterU.com
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
SmarterU.com
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
SmarterU.com
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
SmarterU.com
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SmarterU.com

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
SmarterU.com
7.1
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
SmarterU.com
8.0
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
SmarterU.com
8.0
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmarterU.com
7.0
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SmarterU.com
8.0
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
SmarterU.com
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
SmarterU.com
8.0
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
SmarterU.com
8.0
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
SmarterU.com
8.0
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SmarterU.com
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
SmarterU.com
6.0
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
SmarterU.com
1.0

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User friendly and attractive website design.
  • It offers the ability to do online training, or also track face to face, on the job training.
  • It's continuously improving with new features to keep up with the growing demand for online learning.
  • Rather simple admin interface.
Jessica Bussey | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

  • Software works on multiple devices: computer, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, etc.
  • Easy to navigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Observation checklists can be tricky to navigate
  • Updating content and how that affects Curriculum/re-versioning
  • Certification management can be frustrating for expired users
  • Removing content for terminated employees could be easier, instead of removing content item by item, would be nice to be able to remove all content from active transcript to removed transcript
Stephanie Dorsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

  • Software could be gamified better.
  • Should provide more opportunities for interactive learning.
  • Sometimes glitchy and logs users out in the middle of a training module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.5
Based on 25 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.8
Based on 25 answers
Cornerstone OnDemand in general has very good usability. It is easy for end users to start using it. We don`t need to provide any trainings for learners or line managers. At maximum we can create one pager with general information. It is easy to search trainings. You don’t need to know the ID or full name of training.
Andriy Verminskyy | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've never felt like i've been left high and dry by Cornerstone. we may be frustrated with some problems but they are always there with us working for solutions
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 2.7
Based on 2 answers
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 34 answers
They are still working out issues with their support ticket system. I think we are now experienced enough that when we submit a ticket, there is not a quick easy answer and involves higher levels of support so it does tend to take a LONG time to get assistance. When there is a major issue, their communication is getting better but when you have a defect to report or a high level support it's going to be a while. They do have EXCELLENT online help, a very active online community where customers help customers and great user groups so there is other avenues of help
Melissa Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

SmarterU.com 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Really good support initially, now support is OK but we have fewer needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.9
Based on 2 answers
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is lightyears ahead of HealthStream. HealthStream's system is archaic and does not have any features besides basic compliance training. HealthStream is not visually appealing and users simply choose to log in and complete only what has been assigned to them. Cornerstone's catalog is so much more user friendly and inviting.
Chelsea Polette, M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No answers on this topic

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The work my small admin team has done in the past 2 1/2 years, would have cost my company hundreds of thousands of dollars with a 3rd party.
  • Using Cornerstone as an LMS has put our Company on the map for a leader in Learning and Development.
Nina Queen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

  • It has helped us to make sure our training is consistent across multiple locations and trainers and ensured less drift.
  • The course tracking and certification allows us to manage new hires and make sure they complete all required training to later achieve an RBT certification.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* One-time fee

SmarterU.com

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SmarterU.com
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
SmarterU.com

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
SmarterU.com

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmarterU.com

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
SmarterU.com

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
SmarterU.com
8.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
SmarterU.com

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
SmarterU.com

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
SmarterU.com

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SmarterU.com

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